16th Annual "HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar"

Ted Gilman
Red-tail Hawk

Visit Greenwich for the 16th Annual ...

HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar
September 27 & 28, 2014
11 am - 5 pm ~ Rain or Shine

Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon's sanctuary in northern Greenwich - a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich's "Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch". Enjoy live animal shows, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, and visit and learn from a wide variety of eco-friendly vendors exhibiting on-site.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PLUS LOADS OF ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY: 

Greenwich - 2010 hawk festival with LugerBalan and hawk

~ Enjoy kid-friendly, nature-themed games, crafts and outdoor activities!

~ Meet live animals with New Canaan Nature Center & Critter Caravan!

~ Ride a one-of-a-kind Solar Carousel by The Homespun Merry-Go-Round!

~ Use Audubon's "Festival Passport" to tour the grounds and win prizes!

~ Shop 'green' from 'eco-friendly vendors' & the Audubon Greenwich Nature Store!

~ Visit exhibits and talk with conservation organizations from the region!

~ Join the 'Honey Harvest' and help spin honey from the combs in the Red Barn!

~ Feast on great food & refreshment from Cafe Bon, Annie Bananie's Ice Cream, and more! 

~ Hike to Indian Spring Pond to learn about frogs and the tiny creatures that call it home! 

Young person enjoying the annual Hawk Festival at Audubon Greenwich
Cordulack, J.
The live bird shows are the highlight of this two-day festival! Be sure your make it for the 1:00 or 3:00 pm shows!

~ Witness migrating hawks from lawn, the home of the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch site!

~ Or stroll through Audubon's meadows, ancient apple orchard, and enjoy the solitude of a hike to Mead Lake!

All proceeds support the National Audubon Society's mission & nature sanctuaries in Greenwich 

Festival Admission:

Audubon Members:  $7 per person (children 3 years & under can enjoy the Festival for free)

Non-Members: $10 per person  (children 3 years & under can enjoy the Festival for free)

 

BECOME AN AUDUBON MEMBER:

Save Nature & Money ~ at the same time!

Annual Memberships for the National Audubon Society in Greenwich is only $35 per family and includes discounts on events, in the Nature Store, and one year of Audubon Magazine. To learn about Membership Benefits, click here.   

On big days in September, when winds are from the northwest, the birders come from far and near to spot groups of passing birds of prey. Stop by and check out the spectacle. To get involved as a volunteer hawk counter, visit the count site or call the Center Director at Audubon Greenwich (x226).

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2013 Festival Sponsors - Audubon Greenwich
2013 "GOLDEN EAGLE" FESTIVAL SPONSORS: Audubon thanks these generous sponsors of the 15th Annual HawkWatch Weekend Festival & Green Bazaar.
 AUDUBON SAYS, "THANK YOU" TO ALL OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

 WANT TO BE A SPONSOR OR GREEN EXHIBITOR AT THE 2014 HAWK FESTIVAL?  

It is easy and affordable to sign up and be a part of the event. Look at the Exhibitor and Sponsor Information and contact the Festival Manager, Jeff Cordulack, at 203-869-5272 x239 or jcordulack@audubon.org.

~~ 2013 GREEN VENDORS & EXHIBITORS ~~

  

*** DIRECTIONS & FESTIVAL PARKING ***

The festival is held on the grounds of Audubon Greenwich (613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831). Audubon Greenwich is easy to reach from the Merritt & Hutchinson Parkways, I-684, and Route 22 in NY. Please refer to the Directions PDF linked at the bottom of this page.

Parking is free and easy in the large Field located North of the intersection of Riversville Road & John Street. This field is the best place to park. If full, additional parking is at the Church accross from the main gate. Handicap Parking is allowed inside the main gate but a proper permit is required reserved for those who truely need nearby access. 

IMPORTANT - ABOUT ROADSIDE PARKING: All roadside parking is very limited and is 'at your own risk'. There are limited spots on Riversville Road and parking is prohibited on John Street completely. If you do park on the roadside, please make room for other cars and be sure all tires are off of the 'white line' on the roadside or you risk being towed by the Greenwich Police Department. 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FESTIVAL. BE SURE TO CATCH THE 1 PM or 3 PM LIVE RAPTOR SHOWS & ENJOY THE MANY UNIQUE EXHIBITS AND FOOD ON-SITE. 

Al Erickson
Red-shouldered Hawk

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